Conference Proceedings

Leak detection in open water channels

E Weyer, G Bastin

IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) | Published : 2008


In this paper we present a simple cumulative sum algorithm for detection of leaks in open water channels. The algorithm compares the observed changes in water levels against the known in- and out-flows and raises an alarm if they are not in agreement. The algorithm is tested on data from an irrigation channel with very good results. Leaks are quickly detected and the algorithm is robust against uncertainty in the model parameters. Copyright © 2007 International Federation of Automatic Control All Rights Reserved.

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